6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

Getting Ready For Spring and Summer Entertaining

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Now that we are fully into spring, and you’ve got your spring cleaning done, you might be thinking it’s time to start entertaining! With the weather only getting nicer each day, outdoor entertaining is the way to go. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday, holiday, family gathering, or just a whim for a barbecue, a party in your backyard — with the sun shining and a gentle breeze — is perfect for a pleasant and fun gathering.

Here are some tips for getting ready for an outdoor party at your home: Read more

Surprising Statistics That’ll Make You Appreciate Mom (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Every year on Mother’s Day, moms are showered with flowers and love. They get 24 hours of appreciation for their hard-earned work, but that’s not nearly enough! That’s why Personal Creations created a survey on new moms to show how hard they really work. For example, did you know that the average new mother loses 900 hours of sleep in a year? Check out the chart below to see more amazing new mom stats: Read more

Best Types of Exercise for Children with Asthma

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In the past, parents whose children had asthma worried a lot about whether exercise or sports would do more harm than good. You can’t blame parents for worrying, but kids are meant to run, skip and jump their way through their childhoods — yes, even kids with asthma.

Asthma is an inflammation of the airways inside the lungs and the most common chronic medical problem in children. Symptoms are coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. Almost all children with asthma will have one or more of these symptoms when they have a cold or exercise. Read more

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Body, Mind, and Mood

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Is waking up early a daily struggle for you? Do you need a dose of caffeine nearly every two hours to keep you functioning? Do you get irritated and emotional easily? You might not be getting enough sleep at night. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults aged 18 to 64 to sleep for seven to nine hours daily. This is a general recommendation since some people may require less or more time to reenergize.

The effects of sleep deprivation can be short-term, such as lack of focus and irritability, or long-term such as stroke, heart problems, and obesity. Sadly, many of us have become too accustomed to our sleep-deprived lifestyle, which Arianna Huffington refers to as “the collective delusion that sleep is simply time lost to other pursuits.” In her bestselling book, The Sleep Revolution, the Huffington Post co-founder explains why we should be renewing our relationship with sleep—from the health risks to poor social relations. Read more

Finish Spring Cleaning in Record Time With These Tips

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We are well into spring now, and the sunshine has our spirits up and our bodies outside soaking up the good weather. It’s easy to forget about the inside of your house that is probably a little messy after months of being cooped up this past winter. But with spring comes new life outside, and a like-new look inside with some deep cleaning and rearranging. That’s right, folks, it’s officially time to get your spring cleaning started!

Looking at your entire house, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start. Fret not! By breaking it down and rallying the troops, you will get it all done in no time. Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Candlelight Yoga

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These days most of us spend our days in “hurry mode.” We rush through our commute to work, we rush through our projects at the office. We rush through family time, scarfing down our dinners before heading back to work, homework, or housekeeping chores. We even rush through a restful night’s sleep by spending each night thinking about the next day’s schedule! Wouldn’t it be nice to slow things down, just for a little while?

For centuries, men and women all over the world have used yoga practices to find their center and gain peace of mind. Philosophies like Hatha Yoga encourage physical and mental well-being, which makes it easier to fully experience life and handle its ups and downs. And in the midst of a world that’s always moving awfully fast, many yogis are finding calm, even on their busiest days, with a certain style of yoga practice: candlelight yoga. Read more

What Time of Day Do Most Burglaries Occur?

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A few thousand years ago, a wise man was credited as saying: “If the householder had known in which watch the thief was coming, they would have kept awake and not allowed the house to be broken into.” However, since most homeowners do not know when someone is going to burglarize their home, most burglars get away scot-free. It is estimated that fewer than 15 percent of burglars are ever arrested in the life of their career.

What makes that statistic even more alarming is the fact that every day in the United States approximately 8,000 homes are burglarized. And while most would not consider being burglarized on par with being a victim of a violent crime, anyone who has had their home broken into understands that losing your belongings, having your home violated, and having the fear that this type of intrusion could happen again is something that haunts you for a long time. Read more

Should Your Pet Share the Bed with You?

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According to a survey conducted in 2015 by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), roughly 79.7 million households nationwide own at least one pet ― up more than 50 percent from two decades earlier. Another recent APPA poll found that the majority of pet owners allow their furry little friends to sleep with them at night. Of those surveyed, 45 percent of all dog owners, 56 percent of ‘small dog’ owners and 62 percent of cat owners admitted to sharing a bed with their animal(s).   Read more